FX+ has secured every season of 15 Additional FX original series including The Americans, Atlanta, Better Things, Legion and Taboo.
The ad-free serviuce which launched on Comcast this month, will be available to Cox subscribers in October.
FX+ features ad-free, uninterrupted Viewing On Demand of every season of 31 current or legacy library FX Originals – more than 1300 Episodes – to Comcast Xfinity TV and Cox Contour customers who upgrade their service for $5.99 per month.
FX has sent it’s fledging series Terriers to the cancellation Kennel. The quirky series, which averaged about 500,000 viewers per episode, starred Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James as two best friends who take on the sometimes dangerous role of unlicensed private investigators in San Diego County. The series, which was created by Ted Griffin (Oceans 11), executive producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Tim Minear (Dollhouse), ran for 13 episodes before FX made their decision.
FOX has announced that the third season of LIE TO ME has been capped at thirteen episodes and they have declined to order the back nine episodes of the Tim Roth-starring crime drama. Executives at FOX say that Lie to Me has not been canceled and that a decision on the show’s fate is not expected to be announced until May 2011. Meanwhile, The Chicago Code, a new drama from Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers, and, yes, Lie to Me) had already been scheduled to take over Lie to Me‘s Monday night 9 PM time slot beginning February 7, 2011.
Michael Raymond-James co-stars in FX’s Terriers [Wednesdays, 10/9C] as half of a team of low-rent PIs who frequently get in over their heads. The series, which looks to be garnering the kind of acclaim that other FX shows – like Justified and Rescue Me – have gotten, but hasn’t generated the kind of ratings of those shows. After you’ve read the Q&As with Mr. Raymond-James and Donal Logue [posted earlier], give the show a chance. You’ll be amply rewarded for your time.
Last week, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A session with Donal Logue, star of the new FX series, Terriers [Wednesdays, 10/9C]. The series is about an odd couple pair of C-grade detectives [totally unlicensed] are just trying to get by when they wind up in over their heads.
Logue proved loquacious, knowledgeable and completely willing to talk about Terriers and a few other interesting things. He came across as someone you could just hang with – and that always makes for a good interview.
What an interesting and entertaining summer it’s been for television. New Shows like Covert Affairs and Pretty Little Liars seemed to come out of nowhere to become hits, while reliable standbys like The Closer, Breaking Bad and Mad Men maintained their positions and won big at the Emmys. And for off the charts nasty fun, there was, once again, True Blood.
With the fall season getting underway [The CW and FX have already introduced new shows and the big guys are following over the next couple weeks], it’s definitely time to take a look at the best of this past summer and offer a couple of comments on the few new shows that we’ve seen debut over the last week.
Note that I have not included Mad Men in my summer list because I simply did not have time to include it in my schedule. A separate overview for MM will appear once the new fall season premieres have appeared.
This week, FX is premiering its new private eyes series, Terriers [Wednesdays, 10/9C]. It’s a kind of soft-boiled detective drama that revolves around Hank Dolworth [Donal Logue, The Tai of Steve, Life] and Britt Pollock [Michael Raymond-James, True Blood], a odd couple of P.I.s – Hank’s an ex-cop [not by choice] and Britt’s an ex-thief [by choice].